Hypnotzar's debut EP late last year was a welcome surprise and I'm glad we didn't have to wait long for more. Nearly all parts of this record were done by Lev Kuchinsky, but it hardly sounds like a bedroom project and each part is distinct and interesting. "Thermodynamist" has some great interplay between guitar parts and the desolate "Cold Streams of Taiga" has an awesome sense of dread to it. And then we get two really fun covers of songs by At The Gates and Electric Wizard. Ironically for covers, I think these interesting takes do a better job of carving out a more unique sound for Hypnotzar.
I also have to go out of my way to say that I'm glad they stuck with the same artist (Daria Melnikova-Shopova) for the album art. Just as good if not better than the last one, and I was big fan of that too.
At $1 on bandcamp this seems well worth your time.